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Research project

Long-term performance of geotechnical transport infrastructure


Lead researcher

Professor William Powrie

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Research interests

  • Railway track and trackbed behaviour and performance.
  • Geotechnical transportation infrastructure (earthworks, retaining walls, tunnels).
  • Groundwater and groundwater control.
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Other researchers

Professor David Richards BEng MSt PhD CEng FICE

Professor in Ground Engineering
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Research outputs

Daniel Bull, Joel Smethurst, Gerrit Meijer, Ian Sinclair, Fabrice Pierron, Tiina Roose, William Powrie & Glyn Bengough, 2021, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 478(2257)
Type: article
Joel Smethurst, Nicola Bicocchi, William Powrie & A.S. O'Brien, 2019, Géotechnique, 70(9), 774-790
Type: article
Joel Smethurst, Alister Smith, Sebastian Uhlemann, Chris Wooff, Jonathan Chambers, Paul Hughes, Stanislav Lenart, Haris Saroglou, Sarah Marcella Springman, Hjördis Löfroth & David Hughes, 2017, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 50(3), 271-286
Type: article
P.N. Hughes, R. Hen-Jones, R.A. Stirling, S. Glendinning, D.A. Gunn, J.E. Chambers, T.A. Dijkstra, J.A. Smethurst & K. Flesjo, 2016
Type: conference